When I see companies and places out in the world include inclusive practices, it makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. The big things, like thoughtful placement of wheelchair ramps and easy to open doors can have a huge impact on a handicapped person’s life. However, it’s the smaller things that touch my soul.  When I go into a restaurant for lunch, they throw a pile of items, and  drinks my way and I am left trying to figure out how I am going to get from point A to point B without dropping everything in between. This usually involves some major skill putting them into some kind of carrying bag that I have on me at all times. However drinks usually fall over by the time I get out the door.

At a Starbucks® near me, one of the barista’s noticed my dilemma and took the time to solve the problem and deserves an Adaptolution mention. She took the drink holder, cut it in half, placed the cup holder in the bag and placed the drinks in the bag for me. My heart sang. I could carry the drinks to work in the bag without worrying about them tipping. It took all of two minutes, but  she had a huge impact on my day. Thank you!

Cutting the holder in half to fit in the bag.

Cutting the holder in half to fit in the bag.

Placing the half holder in the bag.

Placing the half holder in the bag.

Drink Holder Adaptolution

Voila!

Voila!

And we are on our way!

And we are on our way!

Inclusion, a good thing.

Inclusion, a good thing.